I still can't believe Halloween is next month. Where did my summer go?! This year I wanted to be a little more prepared for Trick-or-Treating compared to my usual last minute scramble to find or make costumes for the spawn that live in my home. (Hey... they need to go get some candy, because we all know the parents look forward to eating a good chunk of it.)
For this year, Costume Discounters offered me the opportunity to review one of the MANY affordable costumes they carry. Of course my 3-year-old daughter and I had a slight clash of tastes and she managed to show me just how little I know about her random choices in style and costumes. I mean, com'on. She makes me draw Lalaloopsy pictures constantly, and thinks My Little Pony is just the next best thing to eating peanut butter straight from a spoon. Then throw in her love for her favorite shirt (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), and her fascination with Spider Man... How was I supposed to know she would have ZERO interest in any of those characters?
Then she saw it. The Power Rangers Megaforce Classic Halloween Costume in BLUE. Not pink. She absolutely insisted on the "blue one!"
My daughter is not a small child. She's currently in size 6x children's clothing, so we decided to go with a size Medium for the costume. I'm glad we did, because it's a thinner fit, you know, for normal size 7 to 9-year-olds. Because it's a larger size it's very long for her. Not a big deal. I can roll up the pants, and she can keep the costume as a dress-up toy once Halloween is over and done with. I think she might have been able to squeeze into a small, but I'm glad we went with the bigger size.
We loved that the costume includes a mask and a removable plastic belt buckle. They're just neat little features that make the costume that much more fun. The costume is very simple to get on, and Velcros in the back. She LOVES it. I couldn't get her to take it off for a couple of hours during our first try-on. In fact, she loved it so much I actually have had to find multiple hiding spots for it so she doesn't wear it out before she gets to use it.
As a mother who lived in Maine for way too many years, I appreciate that this particular costume is long sleeved and has long pants. It's less fun to dress up when you have to wear a bulky jacket because you can't fit a layer of clothes under your costume. Because we went a little bigger with the costume I can easily get a long sleeved shirt under it, and even a pair of jeans.
The best part, if you want to go all out, there are also affordable accessory options that go along with this costume. The costume itself is also extremely affordable and priced at only $17.97. Not too bad, huh?
*I received a costume free of charge from Costume Discounters in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% mine. See Disclosure Policy.
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